Bookstore revenue funds campus community

July 12, 2012 Feature Print Print

The OCCC bookstore is one of the few bookstores in the state of Oklahoma owned by the college rather than a third party.

Therefore, 100 percent of the OCCC bookstore’s revenue is reinvested in the college, said Bookstore Director Brenda Reinke.

Revenue raised by the bookstore goes into the college’s general fund where it is combined with all state, private and other funding, she said.

Once all the money is accumulated it is distributed among various college projects on campus, benefiting current and future students, Reinke said.

Reinke gave examples of where students’ money spent at the bookstore is used.

“Bookstore revenue has funded several improvements on campus including the coffee shop, parking lot expansions, resurfacing and new equipment in the weight room,” Reinke said.

Reinke said that much of the revenue is distributed to other areas of the college as needed.

Students seemed pleased when they learned where their money was going.

“With books being so costly to myself and possibly other students, it actually pleases me to know my money is being spent to improve this campus for current and future students at the college,” Student Sean Stapleton said.

The bookstore is located on campus in the lobby of the Main Building, across from the coffee shop.

The bookstore is open Mondays from 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The bookstore is closed weekends.

The bookstore offers many students supplies and merchandise for classes including books, paper, snacks, scantrons and OCCC apparel.

For more information, call 405-682-1611, ext. 7510, or visit the bookstore online at

To contact Robert Galbraith, email

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